TheWrap reports Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is in talks to join Angelina Jolie in Marvel Studios’ The Eternals.
According to Variety, Richard Madden is in negotiations for the role of Ikaris and will join Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, and Ma Dong-Seok in the film.
Plot details for the film remain under wraps, however, the story reportedly features a love story between Ikaris and Sersi. Created by Jack Kirby in 1976, the Eternals are a fictional evolutionary offshoot of humanity created by the Celestials over a million years ago. The beings who possess superpowers and longer lifespans were the result of genetic experiments that led to the creation of two divergent races: The Eternals and The Deviants.
Marvel Studios has tapped Chloe Zhao is to direct the project from a script written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The duo is best known for their spec script Ruin which managed to reach the top of the 2017 Black List. Principal photography on the project is rumored to begin in September of 2019.
Other known future projects from Marvel Studios includes the Black Widow standalone film starring Scarlet Johannson, which has been written by Jac Schaeffer and is set to begin filming next month, as well as the Black Panther sequel that Ryan Coogler is returning to write and direct. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was originally set to begin production in early 2019 but was put on hold after James Gunn was removed from the franchise. Now that the director has been brought back, production is expected after Gunn completes work on The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. and DC Films.
Richard Madden can currently be seen starring in season one of Netflix’s Bodyguard.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we learn it.
The Avengers Suit Up In New ‘Endgame’ International Character Posters
Marvel Thailand has released a batch of official character posters for Avengers: Endgame.
The new posters feature Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the remaining members of the Avengers, as well as Captain Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy characters Nebula and Rocket Raccoon. The heroes can be seen suited up and ready for their next battle against the Mad Titan Thanos.
You can check out the first Avengers: Endgame character poster below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
Endgame will serve as both a follow up to Avengers: Infinity War as well as the conclusion to the 22 films that came before it which has now been dubbed as the Infinity Saga by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige before the studio kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.
While plot details still remain under wraps, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are expected to team up with Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and utilize the Quantum Realm in their efforts to undo the decimation from Thanos' snap and bring back half of the universe's population which was turned to dust by the Mad Titan.
Here is the plot synopsis for Endgame:
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 26, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Source: Marvel Thailand